Theatre

National Theatre Live - the finest productions, the greatest writers, directors and actors, broadcast live from The National and elsewhere.  It's a unique theatre experience which gets you so close to the action you can almost feel the actors' spit on your face - at a fraction of the price of the real thing, too.   Complete with backstage tours, interviews with the principals and additional insight in to the process of bringing you the show.  

We have allocated seating, just like in the West End!  Prices are £17, or £15 to Lexi members.  You can even choose to sit in the Lexi Dress Circle, aka our balcony box.

Please arrive by 6:45, which is when the NT Live extra content begins.  We hope that everyone will have drink in hand and be seated by 7:00, when the live performance starts. 

 

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Polly Stenham’s second play for the National Theatre is a new version of Strindberg's endlessly adapted ‘Miss Julie’. Directed by Carrie Cracknell (The Deep Blue Sea), it stars Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, A Streetcar Named Desire) as the eponymous young woman who celebrates her newfound singledom by throwing a wild party and becoming entangled in a savage fight for survival with the help, Eric Kofi Abrefa's Jean. Combining posh people and savage fits of passion, the story seems... More info

Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.  Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a monarch, the other his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

This production puts a theatre... More info

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world but his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy.  The Queen and Prime Minister attempt to hide the king’s illness from his subjects while royal doctors hopelessly squabble over the correct cure, subjecting him to torturous medical treatments.  Meanwhile, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown and expose the fine line... More info

Caesar and his assassins are dead and General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. At the edge of a war-torn empire, Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Well-cast Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power in this recording of the live broadcast from the National... More info

Pauline Gibson (Sian Brooke, Dr Foster) has spent her life as a doctor, unintentionally becoming a national treasure as the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. During the same period one of her close friends from university, Jack Gould, has become an MP and is making his way to the top of the Corbyn-era Labour party. The play covers the twenty year span of their adult lives, contrasting their different choices of how to serve the public good.

A new play by David Hare is... More info

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